Roads Closed As Obama Arrives

Motorists in Nairobi have been barred from accessing a number of roads following the arrival of US President Barack Obama.

Police yesterday closed parts of Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway and Chiromo Road until Obama leaves.

Chiromo Road was closed to secure Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, where Obama is reportedly staying.

A drill, involving the Presidents Limousine nicknamed The Beast, escorted by police cars, was carried out yesterday morning from State House through Uhuru Highway to the hotel.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said in a statement on Twitter said motorists from Waiyaki Way have been denied access to Chiromo past the Westlands roundabout.

No entry and exit to and from Riverside Drive.

Boinett said motorists will not access Chiromo Road through the University Way roundabout.

There is also no access to the overpass into Chiromo from Forest Road. The road will be blocked at Museum Hill.

Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road have been closed from the University Way roundabout to JKIA.

Today, the under and overpass of Ojijo Road, Forest Road, Limuru Road to Gigiri and back will be blocked from 7am to 1.30pm.

At 11am, the Bomb Blast Park area, Moi Avenue, Haile Selassie Avenue, Railways stage and Landhies Road will be blocked at Choo number Nane.

The route from Bomb Blast site to State House and to Villa Rosa Kempinski will be closed from 1pm to 11pm.

Tomorrow, Thika Superhighway will be closed on both sides up to the border with Kiambu county from 8am to 5pm.